Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stitch It and Pass It On

Recently, my dear friend Tracy set up a blog group called "Stitch it and Pass it on" whereby one person stitched a chart and finished it and sent the finished piece and the chart onto the next person. They did the same and sent the chart and finished piece onto the next person in the group and so on until the chart and a finished piece finall ends up back at the start. Well, it was Cindy Mae's turn to stitch this chart and send it to me and this is what I got!! Isn't it stunning. I love the finish and the colour of the fabric she used for the cushion backing. Now it is my turn to stitch it and decide how to finish it before I pass it onto Elisa. This particular design is by Brightneedle and is called "Four Friends", which is lovely as there are four of us in this round. If anyone is interested in participating in a future round you should contact Tracy for more details. You can find out more on the blog here.

Stitch it and Pass it on from Cindy Mae Nov 09

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Here's a Christmas ornament I have made for Lily's teacher. Sorry the quality of the picture is so bad. It was hard to take a good close up of it as it is stitched over 1 on 32 count linen. It is such a tiny piece and I love it and don't really want to part with it as I know not many people these days appreciate hand made items. Here's hoping it will go to a good home. It is from this years Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine. There are plenty more ornie pics to come but some are for exchanges so will have to wait till they arrive at their destination.

Ornament for Lilys teacher

Speaking of my dd, here is a pic of her with her most recent finish. I helped much less on this piece. I think she is beginning to get the hang of it! She has also been showing interest in having a penpal. I think she is still a little young as she is only just coming up to 7 and is learning to practice her handwriting and spelling. However, if you know another girl the same age who would perhaps be interested in exchanging a card or drawing with Lily then please let me know. I am sure Lily would be delighted. Preferably from further afield than in the UK.

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Thank you all for stopping by. I read and appreciate every single one of your comments and try to return the visit as soon as I can. I'm often in need of new inspiration. Have a good stitching week. xx

19 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

What a lovely idea and piece of stitching. I am sure Lily's teacher will love her ornament.

staci said...

That's a very clever exchange idea, how fun!

Love the ornament too, really cute!

Chiloe said...

Let me ask Emma if she's interesting in writting to her in english ;-)That will be great for Emma too :-D

valerie said...

Lovely exchange from CindyMae...I saw it on her blog. I really like that Brightneedle pattern. Cute ornie for the teacher, I'm sure she will love it! And Lily's ladybug is so cute! It's nice to see she has an interest in stitching!

Cole said...

Great ornament!! And DD's stitching is fabulous too!

Deb said...

That is a lovely piece and I hope that Lily's teacher adores it. And I love seeing your DD's stitching. I think it's wonderful when we pass on our crafts down to our children.

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely ornament and what a neat way of exchanging the pattern. Love your stitching and the material is just perfect for it.

CindyMae said...

Love the ornie, it is gorgeous! DD's finish is so cute, she is going wonderful!!

Carla said...

Love the idea of the Stitch it and Pass on blog!The cushion Cindy made for you is lovely!
The little stocking is adorable!

Christine said...

What an unusual and original exchange, and the finished piece is gorgeous.
Congratulations to Lily on her lovely ladybird

Sharon said...

Gorgeous exchange piece! Cute ornament.

Sally said...

What a nice idea for an exchange. Love the piece you received:)

The ornament for Lily's teacher is beautiful and I love Lily's ladybird:)

Julie said...

Lovely stitch and passiton. Your ornie is so sweet and tiny - bet the teacher loves it. Well done Lily, your stitching is lovely.

Siobhan said...

What a neat exchange idea, and a gorgeous piece from Cindy Mae! Love the ornament, too. Congratulations to your daughter on her stitching--it's lovely!

Patti said...

What a great idea. I, too, am sure that Lily's teacher will love her ornament.
Love
Patti xxx

Brigitte said...

This little pillow is just stunning. So beautifully finished. It will be interesting to see how the different participants of this round finish the design.

doris said...

Beautiful pieces, especially Lily's piece! I used to teach kids in my classroom to stitch.

Karan said...

Sounds like a fun exchange - it's certainly a very lovely piece you received. Love the gift ornie, am sure it will be appreciated. :0)
Well done to your DD - a lovely piece of stitching. :0)

♥ Nia said...

So cute! Your daughter is already cross stitching!! :D Great work!!!
I hope she finds a penpal! It's great :)
Big kiss to the little one :D